Snapshot Photo Contest

Have you taken a touching, impressive or funny nature or animal picture? Or did you observe a breathtaking natural phenomena ? Send us your photograph and we will show it at the museum as part of the competition.

Snapshot is part of the special exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year and is aimed at amateur photographers.

Our external expert jury selects the ten best entries in each of the three categories. Maybe yours will be one of them and with some luck you will win a great prize from the Basler Fotohaus.

For the first time, our main sponsor, the Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank, is awarding a public prize entitled ‘So schön ist unsere Region’ (Our region is so beautiful) as part of the competition.

Dates
Start competition: Mon, 17 October 2022
Submission deadline: Sun, 19 February 2023
Public Voting: Mon, 20 February - Sun, 5 March 2023
Award ceremony: Thu, 23 March 2023

Picture upload
Link to upload the image

Categories

Category 1 
Children see nature (for 5-12 year olds)

Children have a special eye for nature, animals, plants and landscapes. All conceivable motifs from nature are welcome. Zoo and farm animals are allowed in this category. Excluded are pets and mounted animals.

Category 2 
Animal portraits / Animals in their habitat / Animal behaviour 
Farm animals are allowed. Excluded are pets, mounted animals and zoo animals.

Category 3
Plants, landscapes and other natural phenomena

PRIZES

Children see nature (for 5-12 year olds)
Children have a special eye for nature, animals, plants and landscapes. All conceivable motifs from nature are welcome. Zoo and farm animals are allowed in this category. Excluded are pets and mounted animals.

1st prize: voucher CHF 600.- for the Fotohaus Basel
2nd prize: Voucher CHF 300.- for the Fotohaus Basel
3rd prize: Voucher CHF 200.- for the Fotohaus Basel

Animal portraits / Animals in their habitat / Animal behaviour 
Farm animals are allowed. Excluded are pets, mounted animals and zoo animals.

1st prize: voucher CHF 600.- for the Fotohaus Basel
2nd prize: Voucher CHF 300.- for the Fotohaus Basel
3rd prize: Voucher CHF 200.- for the Fotohaus Basel

Plants, landscapes and other natural phenomena
1st prize: voucher CHF 600.- for the Fotohaus Basel
2nd prize: Voucher CHF 300.- for the Fotohaus Basel
3rd prize: Voucher CHF 200.- for the Fotohaus Basel

All images that meet the guidelines will be displayed in digital form at the museum throughout the duration of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

The ten best images from each category will be presented in a separate exhibition from 23 March 2023.

PUBLIC PRIZE BY BLKB

Our main sponsor, the Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank, is awarding a public prize for the first time as part of the competition, entitled 'So schön ist unsere Region – gemeinsam für eine nachhaltige Natur und eine lebenswerte Zukunft’ (Our region is this beautiful - together for sustainable nature and a future worth living'). Here, the audience decides what they like and the picture with the most clicks wins. Take part and cast your vote. Online voting runs from Monday, 20 February to Sunday, 5 March 2023, with one vote per person. The winner will be announced at the award ceremony on 23 March 2023.

The winner will receive a BLKB Future Account with CHF 1000 as a prize. With the account, BLKB supports the project ‘Wald von morgen’, which was launched together with WaldBeiderBasel. The aim of the project is to strengthen the Basel-Landschaft forest with climate-resistant trees. BLKB finances young trees that will be planted and cared for in Basel-Landschaft forests over the next few years.

Jury

Sven Eisenhut
Director photo basel

Melody Gygax
Picture editor, Curator, Cultural Representative MAGNUM PHOTOS

Natacha Salamin
Photographer

Sponsors

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and for the many years of support